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Tau Taurids Meteor Shower

The Tau Taurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Taurus. The meteor shower peaks on the 26th November every year.

The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 244 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

The source of the meteor shower is Asteroid 2003 UL3. The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Tau Tauri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (69.7) and the Declination (24.7).

The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 26 km/s.

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Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Tau Taurids Meteor Shower Facts


CodeTAT
ConstellationTaurus
Associated Asteroid2003 UL3
Closest Star to Radiant PointTau Tauri
Peak Activity Date26th November
Right Ascension69.7
Declination24.7
Solar Longitude / λ ☉244 °
Speed/Velocity26
Semi-Major Axis2.1700
Perihelion0.4390
Longitude243.3000
Eccentricity0.8010
Inclination2.5000


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